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  • Kids First Communities Early Childhood Iowa area funding FY 2016 request for proposal

    The Kids First Communities Early Childhood Iowa Area Board announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for early childhood funding serving c ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:36 am
  • Information for help on heating bills

    SCICAP is taking applications for heating assistance on a first-come, first-served basis through April 30.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • St. Charles man sentenced to prison for filing false tax return

    DES MOINES — On March 25, Jay A. Ochanpaugh, 50, of St. Charles, and formerly of Ames, was sentenced by United States District Judge Stephanie M. Rose ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • New director at The Village Early Childhood Center

    Ed Huenemann has taken over as the new director at The Village Early Childhood Center in Osceola.Hue ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance Annual Wildflower Walk planned

    DECATUR CITY — The Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance is sponsoring its annual wildflower walk 10 a.m., Saturday, April 4, at Bishop Timber Wildlife M ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Loebsack announces 2015 Congressional high school art competition

    Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced that high school students in the Iowa’s Second Congressional District may now submit their original artwo ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Easter events at LifePoint Church

    Here is the schedule of Easter events at LifePoint Church.First, the Community Good Friday Worship S ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • DNR to hold volunteer water quality monitoring workshop

    DES MOINES — IOWATER, Iowa’s statewide volunteer water quality monitoring program, will host an Introductory IOWATER Workshop 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Clarke County encourages HPV vaccination – the key to cancer prevention

    Clarke County joins the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) in a new effort focused on improving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates amon ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • FCCLA, NAHS to host spaghetti dinner

    Clarke Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapters will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Fri ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Sweet treats

    “Honestly, there’s nothing better than ice cream. You know? It’s so American. It’s just like apple pie or cherry pie and baseball. There’s nothing mor ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Proposed eminent domain bill creates community concerns

    When people sat down to the legislative luncheon Friday, March 27, at Lakeside Casino, one thing they weren’t prepared to see was a proposed bill from ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Good Friday cross walk, worship service planned Friday, April 3

    All are invited to attend the annual Good Friday cross walk and worship service Friday, April 3.The ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • First Christian Church events planned

    These are Easter events planned for First Christian Church.• Thursday, April 2, 5:30-7 p.m. - Seder ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Dream Big Grow Here business grant program announces Johnson’s Elite Training as finalist

    The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • Grant deadline approaching for Clarke County SCICF

    The Clarke County South Central Iowa Community Foundation grant deadline is approaching.  To be cons ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:24 pm
  • Osceola blood drive planned

    LifeServe Blood Center blood donors are the ultimate recyclers. Each unit of donated blood will positively impact the lives of three different hospita ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:21 pm
  • Severe Weather Awareness Week information

    The National Weather Service has declared March 23-27 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.On Wednesday, ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • ServSafe class to be held in April

    ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Osceola April 6.
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Clarke Community School District survey available to community

    Clarke Community School District is currently surveying the community regarding different aspects of the school, it’s programming, facilities and comm ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Helping hand

    If you’re looking for a worthwhile organization to devote your time to, look no further than Clarke County Hospital Auxiliary.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Bloomin’ up

    Nothing quite signifies spring like fresh, colorful flowers, especially with Easter and prom season right around the corner.
    March 31, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Teacher spotlight

    Fossils here. Fossils there. Fossils everywhere.Ron Pendegraft’s science classroom is littered with ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Reader Poll

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